Ah, the blobfish.
This column should be writing about the latest shooting, this time in D.C. at the Washington Navy Yard.
But within a few months there will be another one. The only question is not if but where, when and by whom.
Two state legislators in Colorado were recently recalled because they advocated extending background checks for gun purchases and limiting magazines to holding only 15 bullets. Seriously, how many more massacres by madmen can occur if legislators continue to make small, incremental changes?
Oh wait, they can't
Because two such people were just stopped by their constituents.
Not to mention the cowardice of the Congress.
Until we as a nation stand up to the NRA, explain the Second Amendment to everyone, allow oversight inre guns and applaud leaders who promote such, we cannot mourn the victims of Monday. In Washington or anywhere.
The shooter at the Navy Yard, it can be agreed, should not have maintained the right to own a gun. There were two minor but troubling incidents prior to Monday’s tragedy but foreboding in possible problems.
13 died yesterday. And yes, we should always count the shooter.
But the topic today is the blobfish.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this column loves the way it looks.
It is endangered. Humans should not be able to eliminate other species. Yes, we are doing a good job of self-annihilation. But homo sapiens are deadly careless about other living creatures. And ourselves. And our children.
No person is more important in the eco systems than any of the birds, fish and animals of our planet. Not to mention the planet.
We have an obligation to maintain the existence of all animals.
And if ugly was a problem, then wouldn’t ----------* be serving in the United States Senate.
* Fill in the blank. Feel free to use Congressional representatives as well.